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Plae Pakaa

Address: St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 17 998 570
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Ranked #10 of 116 Activities in Phnom Penh
Type: Performances
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Owner description: Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features three rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. Tickets for high season are on sale starting October 1, 2014 and available till March 28, 2015. Change in Schedule: There will be NO show during the Water Festival November 5,6,7. The regular schedule will resume Saturday November 8.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We had a great evening at the Plae Pakaa. It was in a small outside theatre so the performance seemed quite intimate even though we were sitting on the back row. Most of our experiences in Cambodia were quite hectic because of how busy the cities were so it was nice to find a quiet spot and relax while watching... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

An impressive hour long dance show with insight into the meaning of reach dance the Cambodian Living Arts foundation aims to support a program that celebrates and cultivates the Cambodian arts community. Empowering emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Participation enhances the mission of Cambodian Living Arts to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

After reading the reviews on here I was expecting to be blown away by this show. Don't get me wrong I support what they are doing but from an entertainment perspective it was just ok. Nothing special and not something I'd rush out to tell others to come see. It was very much a amateur dramatics show at for $15... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

You MUST not miss a performance of the Plae Pakaa at the National Museum. Each performance takes you on a journey through Cambodian heritage and arts. Held most nights the performances are held on an outdoor stage, the costumes are amazing and the performers just brilliant. The troupe receives supports from the Cambodian Living Arts, a non-government organisation, to continue... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you visit Phnom Penh and do not come and see the show you are missing out. Each dance we saw was explained on a screen above the stage for the first few minutes of every dance so we could follow the story. The interaction between the dancers was fabulous and their costumes were amazing! Definitely not worth missing! Am... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Such a beautiful performance - gorgeous choreography, music, acting... everything was so wonderfully done. I was mesmerized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is an amazing performance, not to mention the fact that it was funded with a social purpose as well. The show was beautiful with folk dances like Apsara and others, giving us a good idea about the delicacy and fineness of this Cambodia dances. Artists are well trainned and the reception is warm. The place (at the National Museum... More

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Andrea, Thank you so much for the review. You are so kind to share those words. We thank people like you who are helping to support our social enterprise. Through reviews we can spread the word about the show and the work of Cambodian Living Arts. Thank you thank you thank you! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was really excellent dancing, singing en music together. Because of the supra-titles on a screen it was every moment clear what happened in the really moving story about justice and love. The performance is behind the National Museum, where you also canbuy the tickets. A ticket costs $15 (or $14 when bought uring day time) and it is worth... More

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Theodora, Thank you so much for coming to the show and writing such a wonderful review. Thanks! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

One of my favorite things to do in Cambodia and best thing you can do in Phnom Penh. I did not have high expectation, but this performance was amazing. These young people are so talented and show was well planned and very good mixture of all kind traditional dances all over Cambodia. I just couldn't stop smiling. This surely brought... More

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Thank you so much! So glad we made your 'favorites' list - hope to see you again. More

Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Plae Pakaa put on a show that combines traditional story with traditional dance and song. I was a bit concerned that it will not be appealing to my teen daughters, but they loved it. There are 3 different performances. The one we watched was MAK THERNG - The Quest for Love & Justice. I guess my daughters could relate to... More

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

We are so glad that your daughters enjoyed it and that you did too! Your photos are lovely. Thank you for your support! More

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